Board Press Release Supporting QGIS Hackfest 2012

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OSGeo Supports the October 2012 QGIS Developer Meeting in Essen, Germany

OSGeo is happy to announce that it will be one of the financial supporters of the 8th QGIS Hackfest in Essen, Germany, from 3rd to 7th October 2012. QGIS Hackfests are held twice a year in a convenient location in Europe. The event will bring developers from around the world to work in the same location for a week, focusing on enhancing the popular Quantum GIS desktop software, an Open Source project. Everyone is encouraged to attend, so if you are a user or developer of QGIS be sure to take part in this wonderful event.

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